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Global recovery must include the Tropics

Media Release 29 June 2020

Six years after the release of the landmark State of the Tropics Report, the Tropics are more important than ever, especially in a post-COVID-19 world.

The second State of the Tropics report has been released today to mark the International Day of the Tropics


Singapore statement on International Day of the Tropics: infrastructure deficit must be met sustainably

28 June 2017

For the UN International Day of the Tropics, 2017, a commentary piece on Mongabay on why the tropical zone is critical to future global prosperity and achieving the world's aspirations for sustainable development.


Tropics facing $US30 trillion infrastructure deficit by 2030

Media release, 29 June 2017

New research by the State of the Tropics project reveals US $30 trillion needs to be spent in the Tropics by 2030 to provide sustainable infrastructure for the billions of people who call the tropical region home. The Sustainable Infrastructure in the Tropics report will be launched today (June 29th) in Singapore, coinciding with the second United Nations’ annual International Day of the Tropics.


US$30 trillion Tropical infrastructure deficit highlights NQ opportunities

Media release, 29 June 2017

A new report reveals the global Tropics is facing a multi-trillion-dollar infrastructure deficit by 2030, promising tremendous economic opportunities for northern Australia as it engages more closely with the tropical region. The Sustainable Infrastructure in the Tropics report produced by the State of the Tropics project estimates US $30 trillion needs to be spent in the Tropics to achieve the United Nations’ targets for sustainable development and ending poverty by 2030.


Let's celebrate the International Day of the Tropics

Media release 15 June 2016

James Cook University has warmly welcomed the United Nations’ decision to create an International Day of the Tropics.

The UN has decided that the International Day of the Tropics will be celebrated every year on the 29th of June. The date is the anniversary of the launch of the inaugural State of the Tropics 2014 report, the first major output of the State of the Tropics project, which is convened by JCU and draws on the expertise of leading institutions from around the world.

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